Friday, March 4, 2011

Chesa Swiss Au Lanka!

In celebration of our 7th month together as husband and wife (it’s been more than half a year already baby!) and my first paycheck (woohoo!) hubby and I decided to check out Chesa Swiss.

The night before we were out with friends and we got talking about how to pronounce the name of the resto with a French accent.  L is French and the rest of the group had fun trying it out ala Francoise.  Well depends really on which part of Switzerland you are from because our other Swiss friend, who is more on the German front had a totally different take on the subject.

Anyhoo, I guess hubby took it seriously because not only did he bring out all the throaty action he could muster to pronounce Chesa Swiss, the next day he dialed the phone and made reservations immediately.

The place is nothing really special.  It has some kind of an “old world” feel.  Even to the point of being gaudy.  Hubby and I would term it dugyot in the vernacular.  But the reviews have been exemplary and we didn’t let the interiors cloud our judgment with the gastronomic delight to come.

And delight it came!  Because “Set Menus” especially the French kind gives me a warm fuzzy feeling, hubby and I decided to go for it!

The Duck Liver Mouse on Red Marmalade with Toasted Brioche was heavenly.  The flavors were “just right” – even the liver did not taste overpowering. 

Mushroom Consomme with Port Wine was an excellent follow through.  It was a mini-sized soup with a big taste.

Seafood Risotto on Lobster Sauce was divine.  It was rich and delightful but left us with enough space for more food to come!

You know you’re in a “shoshall” place when you get a palate cleanser.  The Lime Sorbet with Gin did just that.

Tournedos of Beef Fillet served on Asparagus Crepe and Green Pepper Corn Sauce delivered the bang.  Everything was cooked to perfection.  And made a good prelude to dessert.

Millefeuille with White Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Strawberries was a bitter sweet ending.  Sweet because it just is.  And bitter because that was the end of a fabulous meal.

I was just reflecting why I love “set menus” of the gourmet kind – first because it is “shoshall.”  And second because it brings me back to happy thoughts of our family Mediterranean cruise (where every night is a gourmet set menu night!) and numerous dates with hubby.  It is a warm fuzzy feeling of the best meals of my life (dapat lang since I or somebody else for that matter pay a fortune! Haha!) and the best people I share it with.

Chesa Swiss is in 3 Deal Place A (cor Duplication Road), Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2573433; +94 11 4712716
They are Open 7/7 except on Poya days :-(


  1. Hey Ta, I love the writing! I'm wondering why the shade of your photographs are red though...? I know it's low lighting but perhaps the color balance is off?

    I agree I love set menus. More bang for your buck too!

  2. Thanks sweetie!

    It's red because I wasn't able to fine tune my settings in my lowly P&S to match the very dim lighting in the resto! Hahaha! I'm getting a Lumix LX5 soon so hopefully that will churn out better photos! I don't have the patience to learn DSLR :-( Hubby can just take from his for me :-) Haha! Did I offend your aesthetics??? Hahah!

    When are you coming over btw??? We are ready to accept guests!!!!!!


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